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September Dining Specials and Festivals

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Jackie Brett

contributed by Jackie Brett

Hamptons restaurant at Tivoli Village is now open featuring two levels of industrial-chic interior design and modern American cuisine with a twist.

During the Life Is Beautiful festival Sept. 22-24, Therapy restaurant downtown will offer food and drink specials including French dip slider and 16-ounce Dos Equis for $10 and the drink alone for $5.

Rick Moonen’s Rx Boiler Room at Mandalay Bay will host a special CraftHaus Beer Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 6-8 p.m. The dinner will feature yuzu, a citrus fruit cultivated in Japan and Korea. Cost is $75, make reservations on Eventbrite.

The next Oscar Dinner Series on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. will feature former Las Vegas Mayor and mob attorney Oscar Goodman discussing some of his more humorous tales such as when he pretended to be a gorilla during a trial. Cost is $150; call 702-386-7227.

The 38th annual San Gennaro Feast, music and Italian food festival will be held Sept. 13-17 on land at 215 and South Durango near IKEA. This bi-annual event features ethnic food vendors, arts and crafts, home exhibits, pony rides and petting zoo, face painters, live acts on a concert stage, amusement rides and games.

Greek dancerThe 45th annual Greek Food Festival being held Sept. 15-17  at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church celebrates Greek culture, history and heritage with authentic cuisine, shopping, dancing to traditional live music, and a special kids’ zone. There is a raffle for a 2018 Mercedes Series GLA, CLA Luxury Sedan or $25,000 in cash. Ten percent of auto raffle tickets will go to Hurricane Harvey victims. Adult admission is $7.

In conjunction with the Greek Food Festival, there will be the annual 26.2-mile Torch Relay Run to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Fisher House Foundation in Las Vegas. The Torch Relay Run starts at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15 at Tivoli Village and ends at 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Greek Church Grounds, where the Lighting of the Torch ceremony will kick off of the festival.